Home Is Where Your ... Is

"The trip brings odd misadventure, off-kilter romance, and sudden danger, but the real story involves coming to terms with a lifetime of ingrained resentments plus grief of more recent vintage.” The actual point of the picaresque wanderings, he added, “is coming home.” These lines written by NewYorker's Richard Brody about Anderson's "Darjeeling Limited" when it was about to come out. Today it was same magazine's ArtPick. 

The restlessness of souls these days seems almost overwhelming and I still wonder what is the main motive for people to leave their homes, finding new ones, building families, breaking them apart. Honestly, I haven't found much. The only thing that pops to my mind is that there's a moment which is a continuity of things and we try to live it up to our ambitions, expectations and unconscious desires. We all try to be happy not necessarily knowing what happiness is. We can try and split this reality into most subtle sequence and we still wouldn't find the answer how one should be happy or how to live every day with at least some sort of feeling of satisfaction and yet be part of this society which sometimes reminds me of the loudest industrial machinery one can find. 

"Coming home" to me would be something of finding peace. If finding peace is not anything of the first sentence in this chapter then how can one discover that it's so?

I am a wanderer. Physically and mentally I wander off to discover that happiness is not an external matter. It's the perceptual creativity of the sequence of life or moments that make things what they are to us. So everyday we have a choice of how we look at things and how we shape our reality which is merely arising and serves as a basis for our interpretation. 

Yet we leave the impact, impressions on others with inevitable consequences of any kind. If we look carefully what tools do we have to do so you may find that we have only two external instruments that are activated by one from the inside. The doorways to the physical reality are body and speech with mind as the initiator. 

There's is a hope that music and arts in general are the ones that actually are providing a proof that one can look at reality and interpret it from numerous angles. We use language and concepts in order to communicate but neither of those are the reality itself. It's the world in which we operate, yet there are things to discover. Wander off and bring home what you have found, be creative, share it and be happy!

3 komentāri:

  1. There is no proof. It doesn't exits. It only exists in your mind and what you choose to believe. Your mind is the universe. From Scientists to people of The Church of Scientology. How can people have such diametrically opposed views on reality when we are all living on the same planet. Music and Art is equally diametrically opposed and hence of no more value than Science and Maths, but there is art in Science and Maths as well. So how knows??

    From guess who??

  2. Who the hell knows!

    Yet, isn't it so that anything that allows to have opposed views, opinions, interpretation and even different physical experiences signifies the lack of its solid nature? Can things be known as such without any space of alternative interpretation, like if we all knew what chair was then we wouldn't question the actual shape, the color, dimensions and so on.

  3. Well... a chair is something you sit on. Yes, it can be green, blue or yellow, with four, three, five legs or only one, and no one could use it for sitting at all - but it would still be quite easy to agree what is a chair. In some sense things always have the same interpretation. And just because there are different views about something, it does not necessarily mean that the thing lacks a solid nature.